90-90-90 Endorsed by Canadian Government (Part Two: Julio Montaner Speaks Out)

On December 1, the Canadian government endorsed 90-90-90 but the long awaited announcement went virtually unnoticed until reported by Thoday Bob Leahy interviews B.C.'s Julio Montaner about what this announcement means for Canada.

Dr. Peter Centre helping Vancouver lead global fight against HIV/AIDS (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Neil Self found out he was HIV-positive 25 years ago following a routine test. He learned of his diagnosis in the morning and continued on to work, as a grocery store cashier, in a state of disbelief.

Aging with HIV: Long, healthy lives are possible with treatment (Dr. Julio Montaner)

FOR healthcare practitioners working in the field of HIV, the past three decades have been a rollercoaster, says Dr. Julio Montaner, Head of UBC’s Division of AIDS and Director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE). Once a death sentence, HIV is now regarded as a chronic, manageable condition. So much so that on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, the B.C.-CfE will unveil Healthy Aging With HIV, an initiative to better understand how to maximize the longevity of people living with HIV. 

Drug nearly eliminates risk of HIV transmission when taken as needed (Dr. Robert Hogg)

An antiretroviral drug is showing promise in the fight to eliminate AIDS by drastically reducing the odds of contracting HIV when taken before and after sex.

Stigma surrounding HIV still exists, but death rate is on the decline

Even before doctors determined that the source of her baby girl’s illness was HIV, Denise Wozniak remembered thinking: “The worst thing it could have been was AIDS.”


HIV ‘chronic’ but ‘manageable’: expert (Dr. Julio Montaner)

HIV is no longer a death sentence in B.C.


Pre-exposure pill shows promise protecting against HIV infection but it's pricey (Dr. Julio Montaner)

The disclosure by HIV-positive actor Charlie Sheen’s ex-girlfriend that she took a pill to prevent her from getting the disease has focused attention on Truvada.

'It's a good problem to have': HIV patients face age-related ailments (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Two decades ago, Dr. Julio Montaner’s biggest concern for people with HIV was keeping them alive.

A call for World AIDS day (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Other global findings As of June 2015, 15.8 million people living with HIV were accessing antiretroviral therapy, up from 13.6 million in June 2014.


General HIV testing only solution to stop epidemic: Vancouver doctor (Dr. Julio Montaner)

A doctor in Vancouver is urging the Canadian government to test everyone across the country for HIV as a way to eliminate the epidemic.


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